Jean-Charles Rochoux by Barbra Austin

Jean-Charles Rochoux

Jean-Charles Rochoux is one of the few chocolatiers in Paris with a workshop on premise, which makes walking into this shop — filled with aromas of chocolate and caramel — a particular pleasure.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 16 rue d’Assas, 75006
Nearest transport: Rennes (12)
Hours: Monday, 2:30pm-7:30pm; Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30am-7:30pm; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 84 29 45

Reviews of interest

The Gannet (2015) “Chef Rochoux is the master of sculpting chocolate, but it’s his exceptional ganache-filled bonbons that keep me going back – and the tablets with caramelised nuts in them, too. When he introduced a line of ‘spreading pastes’, I was intrigued and tried them all. And although the one with fraises des bois (tiny wild strawberries) and chocolate is a runner-up, my absolute favorite is the one made with caramelised hazelnuts, ground to a fine, smooth, silky paste and intended to be spread on bread. One bite and it’s hard not to buy all the jars lined up on the shelves.”

David Lebovitz (2012) “I’m a big fan of his dark chocolate bars, with are loaded with buttery, caramelized hazelnuts and almonds, as well as his liqueur-filled chocolates… I picked up a jar of his fabulous Hazelnut Praline spread, which is one of the best things you’re ever going to taste in your life.”

Figaroscope (2010) “… innombrables sujets en chocolat…des tablettes garnies de fruits de saison ultrafrais.”

David Lebovitz (2007) “In his shop, chocolate is both an edible obsession and an object of sculptural craftsmanship…the real prize waiting for me are his dipped chocolates…”

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